Communication is a key feature in Moodle as it enhances the learning experience of all the users that are involved. Moodle supports synchronous and asynchronous communication, which have to be configured by the administrator.

Synchronous communication

We cover two types of synchronous communication in Moodle: instant messaging and video conferencing, both of which are discussed in the following sections.

Instant messaging

Moodle's inbuilt facility for instant messaging is the Chat activity that is used in courses or the front page. The module works out of the box and without any configuration using Ajax method (default) or Normal method. However, it creates a significant load on the server in large installations or when chat rooms are ...

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